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californians took part in the largest earthquake drill in u.s. history today, from school kids to adults and the san francisco mayor. the drill was called the great shakeout. the tech museum hosted several schools for the simulations. the method was to drop, cover and hold on. you see the kids doing it. at 10:20 this morning dozens of students took place in the statewide drill. they did other hands-on activities and learned more about how to react to a major earthquake. it's part of the museum's earthquake week. it was a great reminder as we prepare for the next big quake, so the question is, when is it coming? seismologists say there's a 99% chance of a 6.7 or stronger earthquake somewhere in california in the next 30 years. >> we cannot predict when they will occur or exactly where in a given time. we're not there yet, but we're working on it. >> not there yet. seismic technology and monitoring have improved greatly over the years but there's no definitive way to accurately predict earthquakes. >>> new tonight at 6:00, scary, that's how a police veteran officer described the calls that
county are here helping as well as the u.s. marshals search for aaron bassler. we're learning an fbi s.w.a.t. team in san francisco told authorities here that they are ready to come up to ft. bragg if needed. despite a massive man hunt several miles away, neighbors who live in the forest off highway 20 wish the whole thing would end. >> for everybody around here just wish he would get wise and give up. do his family a favor. >> reporter: after 35 days, double homicide suspect aaron bassler continues to elude the officers and the deputies looking for him. his only sighting thursday, when he confronted three sheriff deputies and shots were fired. the deputies were not hurt but dogs were sent in today to sniff around in case bassler was hit. >> he ain't got a chance with the cops. you know that yourself. he ain't got a chance to come up here and surrender. >> reporter: bassler is accused of killing matthew coleman. and ft. bragg council man jerry melo. mayor dave turner considered melo a friend. >> we'll forever realize his loss and feel it on a daily, weekly, yearly basis. >> reporter: t
about that. then, there is the question of what type of nonlethal force was used last night listen too what the interim chief had to say. >> to my knowledge, none of the police officers used rubber bullets, we don't have that in our inventory or rubber dowels. we don't have that. >> flash grenades? >> we did not use that. it was the gas ball that we rolled. at people's feet. that could be perceived as a flash bag. let's take a look at our chopper. howard jordan, the interim chief getting a lot of heat on the second week on the job. the chief is saying because this was mutual aid situation, other police agencies could have used other methods to disperse the crowd. in fact, a lot of protesters last night are walking around with rubber bullets in their hands saying that if they did not use rubber bullets, what is this? they said a lot in that news conference today. we will have a full report coming up at 11:00 tonight. reporting live, i'm cheryl heard, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much, cheryl. we saw what you saw last night was chaotic. in the aftermooth, we also learned that one
's jodi hernandez who has the newest details for us joining us live in san leandro with the very latest. jodi? >> reporter: police say a witness has stepped forward and provided a detailed description of someone who may have been involved in the shooting. now police are trying to identify that person of interest and hopefully arrest those responsible for this deadly and devastating shooting. you're looking at a sketch of one san leandro police call a person of interest in a shooting that left three young people dead. police say at least two people dressed in hoodies opened fire on a crowd of youngsters who had just left a party at a san leandro warehouse early sunday morning. >> we're still trying to develop what the motive was, still trying to find out if there were conflicts prior to the party. >> reporter: sherry put up a memorial at the site today. she knew both leneasha and joshua. >> it's hard. it's hard to give these kids answers. i'm 42 years old and i don't have any answers. >> she was just a person very focused on goodness and the best in people. >> reporter: sally, director o
surfers used beach towels to try to stop bleeding until the paramedics were able to get there. he was then treated on the beach for injuries and flown to the regional medical center of san jose. >> freaks me out. i started sweating at 7:50 when somebody called about it. >> reporter: what is believed to be a 15 foot long shark was spotted yesterday a quarter mile off sea cliff state beach, that's 28 miles north of where this shark attack happened. it is not clear what type of shark wept after him this morning. shark researchers say there have been a lot of sharks spotted near beaches south of capitola. the last shark attack in the area was four years ago in the exact same beach he was surfing at this morning. that surfer also injured, but also survived. live in san jose, kimberly terry, nabs bay area news. >>> in the meantime, in san francisco today, occupy demonstrators got a boost from filmmaker michael moore. >> stole the future of so many of our citizens, and not only were they not arrested for it, they were rewarded! >> moore encouraged protesters to continue to speak out, say
jodi hernandez has the details tonight. she joins us from pittsburgh where an entire neighborhood is stunned. >> reporter: this party certainly didn't go off as planned. this house is filled with small children yesterday celebrating a 3-year-old's birthday. they had a bouncy hat and, of course, cake and ice cream. instead of leaving with party favors, some of the children left with bullet wounds. bullet holes and smashed birthday cake marks the scene where gunmen opened fire at a children's birthday party in pittsburgh last night, leaving three teenagers and a 9-year-old girl with bullet wounds. >> i don't know what i'm feeling. everybody is scared. >> reporter: hector says ten small childrens were at the gathering celebrating his daughter's third birthday when two young men in hoodies walked up and pulled out guns. he has no idea why. >> my family never had problems. everybody is working hard. we don't bother anybody. >> it's usually a quiet neighborhood, and we never have anything this devastating happen in our neighborhood. >> reporter: neighbors say they're rattled, too. they
and a spokesman declined to speculate about the motive. still, other friends tell us he felt targeted by co-workers because he was black. he was the only african-american on that shift. they deny race had anything to do with the shootings. >> caller: we totally disagree with any infrance there was racial activity or discrimination on behalf of the company. we are very, very committed to diversity in the workplace. we keep that very high on employees minds and we feel there was no racial discrimination. >> it appears there were indicators for a couple days that something wasn't right with him. still, those who knew him said repeatedly this is the last thing they expected from this family man. lehigh says they will pay for the counseling of the victims who survived and the funerals of those who did not. the company says it will pay the salaries of the workers as long as that plant is closed. we just got ahold of surveillance video from where he was last seen. we are taking a look at the vid owe now and will show it as soon as we can up load it. >> thank you, damian. let's talk about the manhu
francis joins us from the hall of justice with that story. monty. >> reporter: good evening. this is affecting some counties more than others. here in san francisco there is no problem with overcrowding but the jail in san mateo county is at 125% capacity. even so, the sheriff there says he will try to queez in an additional 200 inmates part of what the state call as prisoner realignment. the transfer of 42,000 inmates to county jails began today. here in san francisco, 700 inmates are expected by the end of the year and 30 of those arrived today. a short time ago we spoke to the supervisor who chairs the public safety committee. he explains it's supposed to involve lower level offenders. >> they will conduct a strict risk, case by case risk assessment of each inmate that's coming back. the criteria, supposedly under assembly bill 109 is that one, they cannot be a violent felon, two, not a sex offender. >> reporter: he says his long term concern is about funding. the state is providing san francisco with about $6 million to cover the cost for the transfer of prisoners which
to discuss tuesday night's confrontation and the injuries suffered. jodi joins us with more regarding the injured veteran. >> reporter: people have so much to be angry about. at the top of the list are the injuries that scott olson suffered. a tribute has been set up for the iraq war veteran. in just an hour from now, a candle light vigil will be held for him. within the hour, we got an update from highland hospital said he suffered a fractured skull and is experiencing seizures but he's expected to make a full recovery. >> he's young. that's a big, big plus. his blood pressure and pulse and oxygen are completely controlled. we controlled it with medications. as soon as we thought he might have difficulty at all breathing, we controlled that. to the extent we can control it, he's had optimal care. i would anticipate he would recover, yes. >> reporter: of course, that is the news that olson's friends and family have been hoping to hear. one person thinking nonstop about him is a young woman who went to his aid tuesday night and helped him get out of harm's way. >> military, i thought h
in sparks, nevada. they knew about the funeral and had adequate resources on hand. they would not tell us whether there were undercover officers inside the service. once they got to the victim, it appeared the scene had been tampered with. police will not elaborate on how it may have been compromised. there were thousands of people at the service. one woman said there were members of more than two dozen motorcycle clubs paying respe s respects. she left the service when she heard about the shooting and says she's shocked. >> a lot of people don't understand people who ride harleys or in these groups, doctors, lawyers, dentists have had jobs. he was 20 years, you know, head engineer. so, i just don't understand. i mean, why some people get together and have issues and not be gentlemanly like and remember the code of ethics. >> reporter: the man being laid to rest today at the time of the shooting is jethro pedigrew. police are still in the process of interviewing witnesses. again, they have no suspects and so far have not made any arrests. live in san jose, kimberly terry. >> thank you. t
county occupational center. we bring in nbc bay area's kris sanchez, who joins us in san jose with the story. kris? >> reporter: hi there, raj. san jose police have had to fire on suspects five times this year, more than last year or the year before, and a spokesman tells me that this is not the only problem. the problem is that they're finding suspects who are more willing to be violent towards police as well. we're not just talking about violence towards police officers, we're talking about violence among the community. 14 more people have been killed on the streets of san jose this year than last year, and it's only october. when police shot and killed an armed man who was wandering around this neighborhood before dawn, people who live and go to school nearby say they were not surprised. not because this is a rough neighborhood or they know the suspect, but because they feel increasingly insecure. >> people are becoming more and more violent, more and more reckless, more and more not caring about the safety of anybody else, so that part doesn't surprise me. >> people are ge
to change they're mind and give us a little bit more time. >> what do you think of that? garbage. >> reporter: we are back here live at occupy oakland. you can see people don't appear to be moving at all. in fact, they're getting ready to serve dinner, a dinner of lentil soup, greens stew, and salad. now the city didn't want to comment about what they may be prepared to do. how they plan to enforce their order. most of them plan to peacefully resist, but they say they will have to be taken out by force. reporting live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc by area news. >> thank you, jodi. we'll continue to monitor the situation throughout the evening and have the full story for you tonight at 11:00. turning your attention now to the other big story of the day, an international story. the war over. that word tonight from president obama. the war in iraq, one of the longest conflicts in american history. the president said the troops in iraq will all be home for the holidays. damon trujillo is live at the war memorial in san jose. i know you spoke to some of the soldiers. what do the
in their naubd seems to be difficult, nobody's home. it's the advantage burglars are using to hit their targets. in san jose, with almost 1 million residents, budget cuts are forcing officers to tell many car and home burglary victims to file a police report online. unless a crime is in progress or someone has been physically hurt. in the last week there have been 19 reported break-ins. >> it's more likely to be on the property side of things. auto burglaries the legal of attention as they were in other cities. el cerrito is one of them. with 24,000 residents police vow to go after the crooks. >> we do have evidence technicians that are certified in el cerrito. our patrol officers do a really good job of collecting evidence. >> reporter: the detective says he won't sit by and let burglars terrorize his city. >> the el cerrito police department is holding a community meeting tonight to discuss this recent rash of burglaries. it starts in about 25 minutes at 6:30 this evening at the arlington park clubhouse on arlington boulevard in el cerrito. >>> similar scary scenario, developing news out of s
what's going on. >> tell us a little bit more about the numbers of the police. what are we talking about in terms of numbers that you can see and the position that you think police are taking at this point. >> oh, jess characters as i said, i'm right in the middle of, it and i'm seeing police in rooitd gear. they are coming my way. i see 20 right before me. the protesters were coming their way, and it looks as though they are letting them march, but they want them to do it in a peaceful way. it seems though the police moved when n when the protests surrounded a car, and that's when they moved in quickly with some force, but it's just like the protesters are marching down washington street, heading towards the police station. the police officers are backing up their batons and their riot gear and protesters are moving forward so i don't know how to explain it. it seems as though they are allowing them to -- to march in a peaceful way, just as long as they are peaceful. it seems like the police will facilitate what's going on here. >> sheryl, you've been following this every step of
a team of business and tech reporters and we bring them in right now, both joining us with perspective. six weeks ago, this is a man that loves to work, and we talked about it when he stepped away as ceo in the medical community, there was maybe an indication that maybe he was in his final days. those answers we won't know, but really just his impact and how apple will celebrate his life. what do you think? >> well, that's the big question is what -- what do we do here and how is apple going to react and what do they celebrate in this long life? as you pointed out, steve jobs working until the last. he stepped down as ceo, but kept the job as chairman, and i'm sure was watching very carefully his beloved company, scott budman, till the very end. >> yeah. he was. one of the last times we saw steve jobs was going to a cupertino city council meeting talking about a building, something that -- you talk about a legacy. this is a giant work of art when it has a lot of style, a lot of substance, something apple was known for because of steve jobs >> you mentioned legacy and obviously in the b
a conversation with the sales woman on a another floor. >> she us had several cell phone conversations and texting. she made a mistake. >> reporter: she pleaded not guilty in san francisco in front of man who holds the same position as her husband does in alameda county, superior court judge. the district attorney's office says they have surveillance video that documents the entire incident. >> one of the things when you're shoplifting, there is a lot of video surveillance video, a lot of cameras, eyes watching you either from a camera or eyes on the floor from loss prevention agents. so the suspects are really taking a risk when they're doing something like this. >> reporter: a neiman marcus corporate spokesperson would only say that they're working closely with local authorities on this. hayashi's next court date is november 15th. traci grant, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> calling her decision to drive reckless, california's chief budget officer is apologizing tonight after getting arrested for drunk driving. a highway patrol officer pulled over an her this morning in downtown
is joining us live now with more on that. >> reporter: it's becoming tougher and tougher for bay area families to get by. many are turning it electrical food banks like this one here for the very first time. a new report shows the cost of living here in the bay area just keeps going up, the cost of transportation, health care and child care basic needs are pushing many families over the edge. >> currently i'm doing what i can to get by. >> reporter: 28-year-old tiffany howell says making ends meet in the bay area has never been harder. the unemployed single mother of two says every day is a struggle. >> it's pretty difficult being a single parent, trying to get around with not much income, grocery shopping, picking up my kids, all on public transportation. >> reporter: a new report says the cost of living for bay area families has soared 18% since the recession started. oakland-based insight center for community economic development says a bay area family of four must earn nearly $74,000 a year just to get by. >> we're talking about really what does it take for people to make it? and
's chris sanchez joins us live from embarcadero. she just did it! >> she says she doesn't know if maybe she watches too much tv or she's seen too few people do the right thing. when the road ahead was clear, though, definitely saved that man's life. >> you ran toward the danger when everyone else ran away, so in my eyes, tina is a hero. >> she had every reason to drive past the fiery crash at 5:00 this morning. she wasn't in it, she had her daughter in the car, and it was behind heir. but for some reason, when she saw the woman in the fiery crash, she stopped. she told her daughter to stay in the seat and then she ran to the driver who passed out in the flames in a pool of diesel fuel. >> i put my arms in her arms and i dragged them all the way out of the car. >> if she hadn't, firefighters might not have found that driver until it was too late. >> we had to extinguish the fire and possibly wouldn't have seen him on the ground if nobody else had stopped. fire is between him and she takes the chance and the choice and makes the decision to save his life. >> reporter: williams works with seni
of people and destroyed thousands of homes. traci grant brings us the memories of a man who was there. one of many who took it upon himself to try to put out the flames. >> it got so bad. ashes were falling in the stadium. >> they left the 49ers game early on october 20th, 1991 because they heard about a fire in the east bay. their friends needed a ride back to their house in the oakland hills. >> as we were driving across the bay bridge, you could see an inferno. the real estate stayed near what turned out to be the fire line, where he and a group of stranger grabbed whatever they could to try to help put out the flames. something happens in situations like that where you take on a dimension of your personality that you don't know that you have. >> they held an event to talk about how they tax themselves to provide funding for better training, better communication and tougher building codes over the last two decades. >> the bay area like all of california is a fire prone state. so it's just a matter of when. >> on that night 20 years ago the firefighters were overburdened and had to walk
. >> we want to ensure our customers that come into shop us during the holidays, our busiest time of the year, that they are going to be taken care of. >> reporter: the folks at concord's workforce services say the jobs are pouring in. >> we know that macy's is hiring, penny's, nordstrom's, target. there is a lot of retail outlets. the mobile cell phone stores seem to be doing a lot of hiring there is a lot of jobs out there. >> my unemployment ran out yesterday. so now i'm freaking out. >> reporter: the timing couldn't be better for out of work carpenter joseph ramirez. he needs anything to keep him afloat as he waits for a union construction job to open up. >> that sounds great, because it would lead one to believe that maybe the economy is turning around, it's coming back up, which would be fantastic. >> reporter: alki alexander landed a job at online retailer zazle.com. he starts work on monday, ending a year of unemployment. >> great. just ecstatic. like i said, it's just more than just a paycheck. it helps everything out all around, attitude and on down everything. >> report
's chris sanchez joins us in the newsroom with the department of 1,100 officers is burning the candle at both ends. chris? >> i think that's probably what it feels like for a lot of police officers and their families, too. the san jose police department is struggling with the same kind of cutbacks that so many other departments are dealing with up and down the state, but at the same time the department is adapting to fewer officers, and the ones still on the street are dealing with that spike in violent crime and some around-the-clock situations that are demanding a lot of overtime. >> 30 heavily armed san jose s.w.a.t. officers surrounded a house in stockton on saturday on a tip that the suspect wanted for the killing of another hell's angels biker was inside. the standoff alone was 13 hours long, not counting planning and travel. the next day for the seventh time san jose police officers fired on a suspect who they say were armed and threatening. those officers will be on administrative leave for about two weeks. the homicide count in the city is up to 300 and the city staffing is d
. shows us an area in the tenderloin that is seeing more need than ever. >> reporter: when illness brought an end to eddie coleman's hair dressing career, he ended up in san francisco's tenderloin. >> my money got very low. and so i moved across the street right behind you there. that ragly hotel over there. >> reporter: a senior citizen among the down and out. coleman then learned he had cancer in his left kidney. but coleman found a savior in the medical staff of the tenderloin's curry senior center. now coleman is cancer-free. >> they did some things for me that if i paid other doctors and stuff millions of dollars. >> how about 30 to 40. >> reporter: the curry senior center has become a refuge for seniors in the city's roughest neighborhood. it's a place where they can get medical treatment, play bingo and eat a hot meal. >> a lot of our clients live in sros, they have no family, and they're by themselves. some of them are on the streets. >> reporter: volunteers serve breakfast and lunch every day. but in the last few years, the number of diners has jumped from 110 a day to 170. >> we'
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